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Ovid was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.
He was born in Sulmona, Italy, in 43 BC.
He studied rhetoric and law in Rome.
He traveled to Greece and Asia Minor.
He wrote many poems, including the Ars Amatoria and the Metamorphoses.
He was exiled to Tomis, a remote province on the Black Sea, in 8 AD.
He died in Tomis in 17 AD.
He is considered one of the greatest Roman poets.
His works have been translated into many languages and are still read today.

I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.

Ovid

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

Ovid

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